What really did happen to Butch Cassidy? In the final scenes of the legendary 1969 film, the two outlaws are seen fighting off the Bolivian Army after robbing a local mine. In new filmBlackthorn, Sam Shepherd does a grizzly performance of Butch Cassidy 20 years on, still lost in the wild west style outback of […]
In Bolivia, Inti Raymi is a combination of shamanic ceremony and all night party, in Ecuador it resembles a village fete and in Peru, Inti Raymi has become a spectacle of costume and dance. Despite its various manifestations, at the heart of Inti Raymi is a celebration of the relationship between the sun and earth […]
We’d like to introduce you to our latest team member Californian Christine. Christine first visited South America 15 years ago on an archaeological dig, and a year ago made the big move to South America: first to Cuenca, Ecuador, and more recently to Peru. Christine hails originally from California but has spent many years living […]
Discover the end of the world by traveling down the Careterra Austral, in the south of Chilean Patagonia. Sandwiched between the Andes mountains and the Patagonian Ice field, the Careterra Austral is an impressive engineering feat one of the most spectacularly beautiful road trips in the world. Visit the Caraterra Austral on our Self Drive Chile […]
Colombia is the hottest new destination in South America, our new Colombia Coffee and Beaches Tour takes in the main highlights which include Caribbean beaches, lush tropical forests, modern cities and mountains. Here are our reasons why you Colombia should be on everybody’s travel wishlist. 1. Safe? It’s not as dangerous as you think. Some areas, such […]
On any tour of Peru, you will find that Peruvians are keen to talk with you. From your tour guide at Machu Picchu to the taxi driver in Lima, here are five topics that a local is sure to enjoy talking about. 1. Celebrities With a population of 9 million, Peru’s capital, Lima regularly draws […]
Inspired by Prince Harry´s trip to Brazil, here are our suggestions for a fun-packed luxury break in Rio and Sao Paolo. Sao Paolo The first stop is Brazil’s economical and cultural capital of Sao Paolo. When visiting the artistic and cultural capital of Brazil, where better to stay than the aptly named Unique Hotel. This hotel […]
Make your Peru holiday something to remember by trying out one of the many unusual, off-the-beaten-path tours available. 1. Lima Detour If you’ve seen enough cathedrals and want to know Lima from the inside out, then this unusual Lima city tour takes you into the real heart of the city. Explore Lima, from the 400 […]
From relaxing cruises visiting Brazil’s best beaches, to the extreme wilderness of Patagonia; there are short cruises throughout South America. Here we introduce two very different cruises in Brazil and Patagonia. Patagonia Cruise Set out from the far southern town of Ushuaia for a small ship cruise exploring the wilderness of Patagonia. Patagonia Cruise: click […]
A Brazil vacation is not complete without at least some time spent in the incredible city of Rio. A great way to see the main sights is on a guided tour of Rio. Once you have visited the iconic sites of the White Christ and Sugar Loaf though, what else is there to visit on […]
This really was the holiday of a lifetime and thanks to expedition leader Hannah and her fantastic team was it was a magical experience. The scenery and wildlife were breathtaking and the history of polar exportation, and my hero Sir Ernest Shackleton in particular was vividly, brought to life. To be able to follow his journey and pay my respects to him at his graveside in South Georgia was very emotional and something I will never forget.
Lorraine traveled on Hebridean Sky. Find out more here.